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Welcome to Will County, Illinois Website

Denise Winfrey Will County ExecutiveDear Neighbors:

Welcome to the Will County government’s main website.  Our county has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and the nation over the last decade and continues to be a vibrant and diverse community.  All are welcome here and we hope you choose to live, work, and raise your family in our community.

As your County Executive, I am a strong believer in transparency and collaboration to make progress for all our residents.  This website is one way we are sharing information about how your county government is working for you. 

We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can better serve you and our community. Best wishes to you and your family!

Denise E. Winfrey

Will County Executive

 

What's Happening in Will County

We WILL Grow, Warren-Sharpe Community Center ask community to vote for their Seeds of Change  grant application
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We WILL Grow, Warren-Sharpe Community Center ask community to vote for their Seeds of Change grant application

JOLIET – The Warren-Sharpe Community Center of Joliet has entered the Seeds of Change Grant Program and is asking the community to vote for its application.

Seeds of Change is offering two $20,000 and 10 $10,000 grants in each the community garden and school garden categories. Warren-Sharpe is competing in the community garden category.

The grant program aims to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms and communities. The grants will be awarded to organizations that help support sustainable, community-based gardening and farming programs that focus on teaching people about the food they eat and how it’s grown.

    “This farm has an educational garden like the ones that are awarded grants through the We WILL Grow School and Community Garden Program,” said Kathy Pecora, coordinator for the Will County project

     The Warren-Sharpe Community Center feeds about 800 families with produce grown in its community garden and wants to expand, Pecora said. The City of Joliet has given vacant lots to the Warren Sharpe Community Center. The grant would be used to start the expansion.

      “If we can help Warren-Sharpe succeed in its community garden development we will have a model that can be replicated throughout Will County,” she continued. “Community gardens like the Healthy Kids and Families Garden at Warren Sharpe shows families how good fresh food taste, educates them on how to make healthy food choices and demonstrates how easy it is to grow and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables.”

Seeds of Change accepted hundreds of applications from organizations and schools across the country. Warren-Sharpe Community Center’s application highlighted how it would use the grant to grow its gardening program and achieve its goals.

Through April 18, community members can visit the Seeds of Change website, www.seedsofchangegrant.com, and vote once per day. After voting closes on April 18, the top 50 vote getters will move on to the final judging phase. About May 3, Seeds of Change will announce the 24 grant recipients, 12 in each category.

For more information about Seeds of Change or the Seeds of Change Grant Program, visit its website.

The Land Use Department is led by Director Curt Paddock and is under County Executive Larry Walsh’s office. For additional information about the department and its activities go to www.willcountygreen.com.

 

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CARES Act applications are now being accepted
 
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications from local governments for reimbursement.

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Non-Profit Application

This application is now closed. Thank you for applying. If you have submitted an application to the program your application is under review. If you have questions regarding your application please email caresnfp@willcountyillinois.com.

 

Tribute to Former Will County Executive Larry Walsh 10.15.2020

Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) pays tribute to the life and service of Larry Walsh Sr.

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Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, email: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone: 815.740.4602.

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Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, e-mail: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone 815.740.4602.

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